Satpada- A Winter Destiantion for Migratory Birds


Satpada is located in the Puri distict of Odisha. The location is accessible by bus / taxi from Puri. The approximate distance is 50Km. The bus takes around 2 to 3 hours depending on the stoppages in between. It is preferable to go by a private vehicle. The last bus available from Satpada to Puri is around 5 PM.

Satpada is famous for the migratory birds and the dolphins in the Chilka lake. The ideal season to visit the place is winter when the migratory birds arrive. The birds can be seen till Februrary.

The islands with birds can be visited by hiring a boat at Satpdada jetty. The boat rates vary between INR 600 to INR 2000 depending on the locations to see. If you are lucky, you will get to see the dolphins.

You can walk to some of the islands if you are ready to walk in mixture of water, mud & thick algae. The walk is very slippery but exciting.

There are no ATMs available in Satpada so it is necessary to carry enough cash. There are local restaurants available and there is one OTDC guest house with restaurant.

It is advisable to reach the place early morning and start the chilka lake tour before the temperature rise.

You can spot variety of birds in this area. There are a lot of swamps in the village which also attract birds.

River Tern
River Tern

Flock of ducks
Flock of ducks
A swamp  in Satpada
A swamp in Satpada

A Swap in Satpada


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